5 Important Facts About Food Intolerance


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Food intolerance is defined as the body's inability to be able to fully digest food and it's believed to be far more common than most people are aware. While there are many different types of food intolerance or sensitivities, the most common of these include dairy or lactose intolerance, yeast sensitivity, gluten sensitivity and fructose sensitivity.

There are numerous symptoms that are caused by having a food intolerance such as bloating, asthma, eczema, chronic headaches, depression, stiff joints, arthritis, osteoporosis and anaemia. So that you can have a better understanding of food intolerance we've outlined 5 important facts below:

Fact 1: Food intolerance is of linked with genetics

Food intolerance can certainly be genetic and will often affect different members of the family, although the symptoms that result can vary.It is always important to review your family history when assessing your likelihood of suffering from food intolerance. 

Fact 2: It's poorly diagnosed by medical professionals

There are so many different types of food intolerance and symptoms that medical professionals often poorly diagnose those suffering from this genetic condition. So your not alone. Its best to seek help from a trained and reputable health professional with experience in managing food intolerance. 

Fact 3: Symptoms of food intolerance can appear days later

More severe reactions to foods may not appear until up to 72 hours after the food is ingested. It's the delayed reaction that results in many people remaining unaware they have an intolerance or what they may be intolerant to.

Fact 4: Lack of public awareness of food intolerance

There are very few people who really understand the effects of food intolerance. An intolerance can often be confused with an allergy. As the symptoms that result from an intolerance or sensitivity are often chronic, the condition is often left undiagnosed as sufferers often confuse the intolerance with another medical concern or deficiency.

Fact 5: Food intolerance becomes more severe with age 

Unfortunately, if left untreated the symptoms of food intolerance become more severe with age. When you are young and your body is healthy it may have been able to tolerate the wrong foods. It's important to get your diet right to avoid symptoms becoming far worse if you have a food intolerance.

If you believe you may be suffering from a food intolerance contact Hardy Nutrition today. The leading Perth nutritionist specialists in treating those suffering from food intolerance.